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Grants for Teens Interested in Social Change Projects

I came across this non-profit organization the other day - Do Something - that may be a good resource for any of you with children (under 25 y/o) wanting to do some social action project.

They're an organization committed to empowering teens by providing tools and resources so they can take their ideas and turn them into action. They have lists of different causes that students may be interested in (education, environment, violence & bullying, animal welfare, etc), and a wealth of information and action ideas on each topic.

They also have several programs in place, like how to organize a Do Something Club with peers and get a project off the ground, and campaigns like 'Stand up to Dating Abuse'.

What I thought was really spectacular was the Do Something Grants. A blurb:

Do you need $500 to further the growth and success of your program or turn your idea into reality? Did you recently create a sustainable community action project, program or organization or have a great idea for helping your community? If you answered "YES!", you're eligible to apply for a Do Something Grant. Best of all - they're given out WEEKLY!

Pass this along to any teen you know who needs $500 to get something going!

here's a link to their grant page

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Comment by Venessa Miemis on May 2, 2009 at 5:11pm
i don't think this particular program would give grants for that. they are focused on social issues projects, like poverty, racial discrimination, childhood obesity, environment, etc.
Comment by Prudence Posner on May 2, 2009 at 6:45am
Me again - Hi Venessa - couldn't this be linked to the idea of student art projects - with mentoring etc. by interested area artists

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